interstellar travel

Avoiding the Great Filter. How Long Until We’re Living Across the Solar System?

According to a new study, humanity could become an interplanetary species in this century, interstellar by the 23rd, and intragalactic…

2 months ago

Sending a Spacecraft to Another Star Will Require a Million Lasers Working Together

New research from the Australia National University shows that millions of lasers are the way to propel Breakthrough Starshot on…

4 months ago

Gravitational Lenses Could Allow a Galaxy-Wide Internet

We could gravitationally lens radio signals to communicate with space probes at other stars. Maybe even communicate across the galaxy.

7 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XIV: What is the Aurora Hypothesis?

Is it possible that we haven't heard from aliens because colonizing exoplanets is hazardous to your health? So says the…

10 months ago

Want the Fastest Solar Sail? Drop it Into the Sun First

A new study from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy shows how a "Sun Diver," a light sail that dives…

1 year ago

What’s the Best Way to Communicate With an Interstellar Probe When it’s Light-Years Away From Earth?

A new study by an international team of scientists addressed a major challenge with interstellar missions: how to send and…

1 year ago

Languages Will Change Significantly on Interstellar Flights

A pair of linguists recently did a study, which appeared in an ESA-associated journal, that discusses how interstellar travel could…

1 year ago

How Will we Receive Signals From Interstellar Probes, Like Starshot?

A new study takes a look at the challenges of sending and receiving data over interstellar distances using tight-beam lasers

1 year ago

What is a Generation Ship?

The concept of a Generation Ship is a time-honored one, but is it the best way to send an interstellar…

2 years ago

Riding the Wave of a Supernova to Go Interstellar

A new paper by two Harvard professors explores the idea of using supernova as a means of high-speed interstellar travel…

2 years ago